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Guest Viewpoint: Yes Bible-Thumpers, You Are Welcome On Our Campus

They say yoga pants are sin. That if you don’t repent and accept Christ you’re going to hell. They demean women, gay and lesbian people, “fornucators,” and liberals. They’re not pleasant. “You’re not welcomed here!” one woman shouted at them on Wednesday. But, and though I vehemently disagree with their …

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Guest Viewpoint: Please don’t appropriate Mexican culture on Cinco de Mayo

UO Community Members, It’s  “Cinco de Mayo!” Yay for some of you who want to party! However, it sucks for those of us who do not celebrate this day and have to witness you appropriating our culture. Cultural appropriation is when a group of people use aspects of other cultures; …

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Guest viewpoint: FSL supports ACFC stance on athletics negotiations

Dear Eric Roedl, We, the elected leaders of Fraternity and Sorority life, support the ACFC and the ASUO in their efforts to negotiate a fair deal for students and Athletics when it comes to student football and basketball tickets. We firmly believe, given the increase in tuition costs next year, …

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Guest Viewpoint: Solar ballot measure opinion editorial

We all know we need to do something about global warming before it’s too late. In order to protect Oregon’s beautiful environment for the future, we need to get more of our energy from the sun and less from dirty sources like coal. Oregon currently only gets .02% of its …

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Guest Viewpoint: A case for vaccinations from a meningitis survivor

This piece reflects the view of the author and not those of Emerald Media Group. Dear students of University of Oregon, It’s come to my attention that on-campus turnout for the meningitis B vaccine has been underwhelming thus far. As someone who nearly died of meningitis B and now lives …

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Guest viewpoint: Abortions rights activists’ actions defy UO Free Speech Policy

This piece reflects the view of the author and not those of Emerald Media Group. This Tuesday, our campus was visited by a campus preacher who chose to express his views against abortion. In what was likely an attempt to draw large crowds, he held large graphic posters. One depicted …

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Guest Viewpoint: In remembrance of Dave Frohnmayer

The following was contributed by a University of Oregon Junior, Kevin Frazier. This piece reflects the view of the author and not those of Emerald Media Group. All Oregonians should mourn the loss of Dave Frohnmayer. He unquestionably will be remembered as one of Oregon’s preeminent leaders – each of whom …

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Guest Viewpoint: State Representative Barnhart’s Legislative Update

This piece reflects the view of the author and not those of Emerald Media Group. Five weeks of our five month 2015 Session are already past. Despite the turmoil of the last few weeks, we have passed bills that help Oregon and its residents. Governor Brown’s Motor Voter Bill passed …

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Guest Viewpoint: A letter to the campus community from OASA regarding the lawsuit against UO

This piece reflects the view of the author and not those of Emerald Media Group. An open letter to the campus community: OASA has been following recent developments regarding the upcoming litigation filed against the University of Oregon in January.  We are deeply concerned about the recent revelations by Jennifer …

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Guest Viewpoint: ASUO Senate & ACFC respond to athletics threat

This piece reflects the view of the author and not those of Emerald Media Group. Dear Students, On Saturday, February 21st, the ASUO Senate will be allocating over $15 million of your student fee dollars to pay for programs, departments, contracted services, the EMU, and of course, football and basketball …

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Guest Viewpoint: We must not let the issue of sexual violence divide our campus

An air of competition coated the Senate floor last Wednesday during a hearing of a resolution regarding the expansion of Fraternity and Sorority Life.   We began to feel uncomfortable with the air the conversation took.  The words “Greek life is under attack” were uttered.  I felt that the issue at …

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